Children and Families

We warmly welcome children and families to visit AGWA and explore all the exhibitions and collections together.

Looking Out/Back/In | FREE

Come and PLAY!

Looking Out/Back/In is a participatory all-ages exhibition and dedicated play space designed by Eveline Kotai in collaboration with Lilly Blue, Head of Learning and Creativity Research at the Art Gallery of WA.

Families are invited to look OUT the newly revealed windows to the skyline, BACK in time to what the city might have looked like before, and IN towards the building’s architecture. Come and create sculptures, cubby houses and 2D designs with colourful geometric shapes made from a light acoustic material called Autex, designed to be sensory and accessible.

Looking Out/Back/In also includes an enormous monochromatic multimedia drawing by Eveline Kotai called Skyline/Timeline created across 65 separate pages in response to a black and white photograph taken out the gallery window in 1979.

Learn more about Eveline Kotai and this participatory space.

Testimonials

I don’t want to leave this room! Saskia, 9 yrs

It’s wonderful to have a space where children and adults can interact and build. My boys (8+5yrs) had a wonderful time creating and building some fabulous structures. I’ve never seen so many children and young people at the Art Gallery before. Ingrid (adult)

What a brilliant idea and an awesome surprise we stumbled across. We will be back with friends. After looking at all the amazing art the kids couldn’t touch, they were delighted to get their hands onto the pieces and start creating. (adult)

Related Information

School Holidays

School Holidays

During the school holidays we make available a range of art activities for your school-age children to participate in. 


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Artbubs event

ArtBubs

A monthly art outing for parents and carers of under 1s.

Bring your baby to the Gallery for an engaging and flexible tour showcasing current exhibitions and collection highlights, followed by morning tea at FRANK café. Prams/baby carriers and babies up to one-year-old welcome! Baby change facilities available.

The ArtBubs program is currently on hold while the Gallery's rooftop redevelopment project is underway.

AGWA is closed until 16 October for a final stage of redevelopment works. Details